Comment: Where do the Dems Stand?
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including articles and items about Democratic Presidential Hopefuls' stand on Immigration, EOIR's new general Counsel and DOS fee changes. Other various items of interest includes an article on how the BIA provides safeguards for Asylum applicant with mental compentancy issues, blog posts about how the Seventh Circuit Slaps USCIS on H-1B Cap Counting Secrecy and Immigrant of Day: Varvaro Lepchenko and Marilyn Chin. Please scroll down for the item(s) of interest to you.

Article: Will electing one of the democratic presidential hopefuls move us closer to the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill? By Nolan Rappaport


Blogging: Pope's Immigration Appeal Dates Back To Earliest Christianity. By Roger Algase

Bloggings by Greg Siskind:    Seventh Circuit Slaps USCIS on H-1B Cap Counting Secrecy;    Immigrant of the Day: Varvaro Lepchenko - Tennis Player;   Immigrant of the Day: Marilyn Chin - Poet

News: DOS Interim Final Rule on Passport and Citizenship Services Fee Changes

News: EOIR Announces New General Counsel

Focus: EB-5 Events for Chinese Students
Chinese international students are coming to the US in dramatically increased numbers. The explosion in undergrad Chinese students started in 2008 and continues. For EB-5 purposes Chinese students offer the best prospects. We have been conducting events in 2014 educating Chinese Students on EB-5 in New York City. We can conduct similar events in six other cities across US. For each city we promote the event to multiple campuses across the metropolitan region; this can vary from ten to twenty campuses per city. The time frame for the events is determined based on the academic calendar. These are short evening events that require a short single night stay trip from the sponsoring Regional Center or law firm. During the educational event covering the students' immigration options the sponsor makes a short presentation about their project or law firm. The event structure allows for plenty of networking opportunities with students. These events are available only to Regional Centers that use Regulation-D or to law firms, and we require clients to consult a securities attorney before signing up for these events. For more information please contact us at tel: (212)545-0818 or write to us at

Headline: U.S. immigration debate needs a dose of realism Click here
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Headline: Does the U.S. issue more green cards for permanent legal immigration than all the other nations combined? Click here
Headline: U.S. judge upholds Arizona's 'show your papers' immigration law Click here
Headline: Leon Rodriguez's Jewish Journey From Cuba to Top Immigration Post Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Atlanta, GA. Ogletree Deakins' immigration practice group employs over 53 immigration attorneys and over 95 paraprofessionals. Our Atlanta office has multiple opportunities for business immigration paralegals to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Summary of Position: Duties will include the preparation and filing of a wide range of immigration petitions, including H-1Bs, L-1s, PERM and labor certification applications. Our paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with clients and visa beneficiaries. The Immigration Paralegal will also review complex legal documents, compile and analyze case facts, determine and calendar deadlines. Requirements: Paralegal certification / Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university. Expertise in Lexis, WestLaw, Live Note, Concordance, Case Map, Docketing, and Document Management Systems. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. We are not working with outside recruiters for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer. Contact: To apply for this position, please send your resume to with "Atlanta Immigration Paralegal" in the subject line.

Foreign Credential Evaluations
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ComingsNGoings: New Appointment
Eugene Fullam has joined the Vermont Department of Economic Development as director of the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center. Before moving to Vermont from New York City nearly two years ago, Fullam worked for several notable investment banking houses, both domestic and international, including Salomon Brothers (Citigroup), Hongkong Shanghai Bank, Lehman Brothers and Standard & Poor's Corp. In these roles, Fullam gained extensive corporate finance experience through providing advisory assistance to institutional issuers and investors for mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private placements, recapitalizations and strategic development as a bond analyst, strategist and investment banker.

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